The Pond Paddock
The Pond Paddock is now ringed with garden borders and dotted with trees - flowering cherries, oaks, a silver birch and a maple. It used to be a sheep paddock, and the grass is still fairly rough and robust.
Pond Paddock Trees
In autumn coloured leaves cover the Pond Paddock grass. Much raking and bagging of leaves goes on - over many weeks. But the colours are so pretty.
Pond Paddock in Early Autumn
As you step further back from the pond into the Ram Paddock you'll get a great view of the whole of the Pond Paddock. Pond Cottage is there on the left, looking so pretty nestled in the trees.
Pond Cottage and the Pond Paddock
This photograph below was taken in 2006. You'll see the Jelly Bean Border on the right.
Blossom in the Pond Paddock
The Ram Paddock, from where these pictures are taken, is used when the sheep need splitting up, and when the ram needs his own space. Not that he'd ever agree... In spring this is the best place to enjoy the spreading flowering cherries which feature in the paddock.
From the Archives...
Below is a photograph from the Moosey Archives, taken in the year 1999. You can see that the Gunnera has some wind damage to the edges of its leaves.
the pond paddock 1999
I have always had plans to incorporate the Ram Paddock into the Pond paddock - unfortunately the wire fence which separates them is still firmly in place.